The United Nations Correspondents Association
Recent UNCA News
UNCA Film Screening of Documentary “Tickling Giants” by Sara Taksler based on Political Satirist Dr. Bassem Youssef
(From left: Ahmed Fathi, UNCA Executive Member/Moderator; Bassem Youssef,...
BRIEFING with Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council to launch 2017 Global Report on Internal Displacement
From left: Sherwin Brye-Pease (UNCA President), Alexandra Bilak (IDMC),...
UNCA Film Screening of Sebastian Junger & Nick Quested documentary “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS”
(from left: Sherwin Bryce-Pease (UNCA President), Sebastian Junger, Nick...
UNCA Press Conference with Human Rights Watch on New Chemical Attacks in Syria
(From left: Akshaya Kumar, Ken Roth, Lama Fakih) The...
UNCA Report Launch with Save the Children on the Psychological Effects of Syria’s 6-year war on Children – Monday, March 6th, 2017
(From left: Michelle Nichols (UNCA Executive Member), Sonia Kush...
UNCA Press Conference with Human Rights Watch on Chemical Attacks in Syria
The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) hosted a press...
Save the Children Report launch “Forced to Flee: Inside the 21st Largest Country”
From left: Giampaolo Pioli, UNCA President; Carolyn Miles, Save...
UNCA Briefing on “Women and the U.N. Charter – A Southern Legacy.”
From left: Nabil Abi Saab, UNCA Vice President; Edith...
UNCA Book Club Series with Dr. Cass Sunstein on “The World According to Star Wars”, Friday, July 22
On Friday, July 22nd, the UN Correspondents Association initiated...
UNCA Book Presentation with author and Sky TG24 TV personality, Jordan Foresi, on “The Age of Hatred: Islam, Iran and the New Middle East”
(Above from left: Giampaolo Pioli, UNCA President; Jordan Leo...
UNCA Briefing on Combatting Cybersex Trafficking on a Global Scale with Mark Clookie, former NCIS Director & Clara Sommarin at UNICEF
(From left: Emoke Bebiak, UN Correspondents Association Executive Member/Moderator;...
Press Conference with Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The U.N. Correspondents Association held a press conference on...
UNCA Book Presentation & Discussion with Dr. Akiko Mikamo, author of “Rising from the Ashes: A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima”
The U.N. Correspondents Association hosted a book presentation and...
UNCA Press Conference with President of the Syrian National Coalition, Dr. Khaled Khoja
  The U.N. Correspondents Association hosted a press conference...
UNCA PRESS BRIEFING with Senator Mike Gravel – Monday, September 14, 2015
The U.N. Correspondents Association held a press briefing with...
UNCA Press Conference with lawyers from Roads of Success on victims of persecution from ISIS captivity and advancing religious minorities and women’s rights across the Middle East
On Tuesday, June 9th, the U.N. Correspondents Association held...
UNCA BRIEFING with Dr. Denis Mukwege, Founder & Medical Director Panzi Foundation, DRC & USA
The U.N. Correspondents Association held a press briefing with...
SAVE THE CHILDREN – State of the World’s Mothers Report- UNCA embargoed launch, Thursday, April 30th
(Photo: Cia Pak/Scannews) Then U.N. Correspondents Association held an...
ATTACKS ON THE PRESS, 2015 CPJ REPORT- LAUNCHED Monday, April 27th at UNCA Press Conference
The U.N. Correspondents Association held a press conference with...
UNCA Press Conference with International Peacemakers to Announce Women’s Walk for Peace and Reunification of Korea- Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
The U.N. Correspondents Association held a press conference with...
UNCA Press Conference with Physicians For Human Rights to Launch Report on Attacks on Health Care in Syria – Wednesday, March 11th
The U.N. Correspondents Association hosted a press conference with...
UNCA Book Presentation & Panel Discussion on “Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy” by Andreas Sandre MONDAY, February 23rd @3pm
On Monday, February 23rd, 2015, UNCA hosted a book...
UNCA Press Conference with Human Rights Watch on new research on use of barrel bombs in Syria- Tuesday, Feb. 24th
The U.N. Correspondents Association hosted a press conference by...
UNCA Executive Committee Annual Luncheon with the U.N. Secretary-General, Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
The U.N. Correspondents Association 2015 Executive Committee annual luncheon...
UNCA PRESS CONFERENCE with HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH on Report on Darfur- Wednesday, February 11
  (photo Cia Pak, Scannews) UNCA hosted a press...
Executive Officers:

Sherwin Bryce-Pease, South African Broadcasting (SABC) - UNCA President 2017

PRESIDENT

Sherwin Bryce-Pease, South African Broadcasting (SABC)

Room: S-415
Phone: (917) 703-4470
Email: s.brycepease@gmail.com

Nabil Abi Saab, Alhurra TV - UNCA First Vice President 2016-2017

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Nabil Abi Saab, Alhurra TV

Room: S-416A
Phone: (212) 308-2317
Mobile: (202) 413-4666
Email: nabisaab@alhurra.com

Valeria Robecco, ANSA News Agency - UNCA Second Vice President 2016-2017

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

Valeria Robecco, ANSA News Agency

Room: S-0305
Mobile: (973) 413-0864
Email: valeria.robecco@gmail.com

Melissa Kent, CBC/Radio-Canada - UNCA Third Vice President 2017

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT

Melissa Kent, CBC/Radio-Canada

Room: S-342
Phone: (212) 546-0510
Mobile: (646) 238-5876
Email: melissa.kent@cbc.ca

Carole Landry, Agence France Presse - UNCA Treasurer 2016-2017

TREASURER

Carole Landry, Agence France Presse

Room: S-0316
Phone: (212) 759-8183
Mobile: (917) 832-5415
Email: carole.landry@afp.com

Seana Magee, Kyodo News - UNCA Secretary 2014--2017

SECRETARY

Seana Magee, Kyodo News

Room: S-304
Phone: (212) 508-5475
Mobile: (347) 512-5506
Email: seanamagee2003@yahoo.com

Members at Large:

Erol Avdovic - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Erol Avdovic, Webpublicapress

Room: S-345
Mobile: (646) 290-4853
Email: erol.avdo@gmail.com

Olga Denisova, RIA Novosti Russian News Agency - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Olga Denisova, RIA Novosti Russian News Agency

Room: S-03112D
Phone: (646) 659-2444
Email: rianews.un@gmail.com

Linda Fasulo, NPR News - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Linda Fasulo, NPR News

Room: S-0422
Mobile: (212) 960-8508
Email: lindafasulo@gmail.com

Ahmed Fathi, ATN - American Television News - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Ahmed Fathi, ATN – American Television News

Room: S-0332
Phone: (212) 537-9616
Mobile: (646) 284-7839
Email: a.fathi@amerinews.tv

Widad Franco, NHK Japan Broadcasting - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Widad Franco, NHK Japan Broadcasting

Room: S-414
Phone: (212) 688-2530
Fax: (212) 980-0535
Mobile: (646) 573-0147
Email: widad.franco@nhkny.com

Zhenqiu Gu, Xinhua News Agency - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team YYYY

Zhenqiu Gu, Xinhua News Agency

Room: S-313
Phone: (212) 371-9618
Mobile: (917) 868-3210
Email: guzhenqiu@gmail.com

Michelle Nichols, Reuters (NA) - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 201

Michelle Nichols, Reuters (NA)

Room: S-321
Phone: (212) 355-6053
Mobile: (646) 775-5943
Email: michelle.nichols@thomsonreuters.com

Giampaolo Pioli, Quotidiano Nazionale - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Giampaolo Pioli, Quotidiano Nazionale

Room: S-422A-2
Phone: (212) 371-1099
Mobile: (917) 287-3969
Email: giampioli@aol.com

Jonathan Wachtel, Fox News (TV/R/Internet) - Member at Large, UN Correspondents Association Executive Team 2017

Jonathan Wachtel, Fox News (TV/R/Internet)

Room: S-419A-1
Phone: (212) 301-5078
Mobile: (917) 327-0651
Email: jonathan.wachtel@foxnews.com